Paul Elliott resigns

Ex-Celtic and Chelsea defender Paul Elliott has also left his role at anti-discrimination body Kick It Out after reports of a racism row

FA accepts Elliott resignation

Paul Elliott
Paul Elliott Credit: PA

Paul Elliott's resignation is understood to have been accepted by the Football Association after reports of a racism row.

Mr Elliott, an anti-racism campaigner, was part of the FA's judicial panel and a nominated member of UEFA committees.

The former Celtic and Chelsea defender has also left his role at Kick it Out - an anti discrimination body.

FA Chairman David Bernstein says '' the use of discriminatory language is unacceptable, regardless of context''.